Monday, August 5, 2013
Last spring I took the above photo of a huge spider web that was awash in raindrops from a passing storm. When I noticed it on my small deck my words were, "oh, a jeweled necklace." The web's raindrops were like large diamonds glittering as the sun returned from parts of a darkened sky.
Today I ran across this raindrop photo in my archives while looking for a post photo. I have had almost no time to photograph or write while continuing to pack and organize, getting ready for my cross-country move to Utah.
As I studied the photo I realized the spider's web provided him/her with all the necessities of living. A place to rest, eat, bask in the sun, shower and just hang out. For the spider, beauty is in his home -life and surroundings. He carries no baggage only his wits that provide security.
Inspiration! -- lets see what else I can live without! I sat down and started to rethink what I can do without on my trip across country. Do I really need all those items I was packing?
So now I am busy unpacking some things. I am changing my U-Haul to a smaller size and I feel great about it. Less and less feels good.
No I won't have as little as the spider but I still feel that perhaps my new place in Utah can be my jeweled necklace. At least for now ...
~ ~ barbara